When SHTF and you are away from home. What will you do? What is your family survival plan? How will you get home? Most of the families don’t have a survival plan. We cannot be sure what will happen or what conditions will be. But can foresee some basic needs such as stockpiling food, weapons and medical supplies.
Here are some things you must do when SHTF.
The very first thing to do is don’t panic. It is very important for you to stay calm and think. The situation is very scary and confusing. You must collect information on the current situation. The first thing you could do is figure out what is going on, you can ask around from the people nearby. Don’t leave the place until you know exactly what is going on.
Having money is one of the most important things when SHTF. In case there is no electricity, then your debit or credit card will not be accepted. But if you have some cash with you, this means you have some bargaining power. You may have less time to buy items that will help you get home, so don’t panic.
For instance, you can rent a car and sufficient gas to set you on the right path. Keep in mind not to show your cash, as it will make you a target. It is better to hide the money somewhere and forget until you actually need it.
How will you react depends on various factors. What is the nature of the disaster? Is it a war or a terrorist attack? The next thing that matters is the place where you are. If you are far from home, you must know what the situation outside before trying to get home.
In case there is an economic crash. How do you get home? Now, is the time when money might come in handy. You will want to get home no matter how much it might cost you.
Moreover, if you have to get a home bag with you, you might have some money, food, and water. It is important that you spend the money on essential items that will help you get home.
Modes of Transportation
If you are away from home, you will look for transport to get home. If you are an over the road trucker, head straight home and don’t stop until you are home. You can stop at a truck stop to see if anybody needs a ride. This will be useful for you as you will have an extra set of eyes. You have to be careful and ensure the person is not dangerous than the situation.
Some forms may be more viable than the others. So don’t be afraid to ask around. You can walk or ride a bike. Riding a bike may be one of the best modes of transportation. But you have to be in shape for it. If you are 1000 miles away from home, you can’t expect yourself to reach home quickly.
Another factor you must consider is your safety. In case you are alone, the best form of security is not being seen. If you sense danger on the roads, it is better to make your way over land.
Therefore, the best way to be safe is to have a plan beforehand. It is best to prepare yourself and your family, how to get home when STHF.